sport news Diego Maradona recovering well from brain surgery on blood clot

Diego Maradona is recovering well from brain surgery and is already pressuring doctors to let him go home, his personal physician, Leopoldo Luque, said on Thursday. 

The Argentina icon underwent surgery on a blood clot on the brain this week, with the operation deemed a 'success' despite worry issues caused by his history with drugs and alcohol. 

The footballing legend, widely regarded as one of the best to ever play the game, had a subdural hematoma - an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain, according to Luque. 

Diego Maradona is recovering well from brain surgery and already wants to return home (pictured in January 2020)

Diego Maradona is recovering well from brain surgery and already wants to return home (pictured in January 2020) 

The football legend had a blood clot removed during an operation in Argentina this week

The football legend had a blood clot removed during an operation in Argentina this week

And the 60-year-old's physician has provided an update on the star's wellbeing, revealing that he is already seeking to return home.  

'The recovery continues to go very well,' Luque told reporters outside the Buenos Aires clinic where Maradona was staying. 'He is very keen to leave, he feels like he is ready to be discharged.'

Luque said doctors want Maradona to stay another day and recover from Tuesday's operation on a subdural haematoma, a blood clot on the brain.

However, the former Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors player could still leave the clinic and head home later on Thursday.

'He can walk, he is speaking to me, he is much more lucid,' Luque added, less than a week after Maradona looked weak and ponderous before a match in Buenos Aires.

Maradona's personal doctor Leopoldo Luque (pictured) says he is recovering well and is pressuring doctors to let him return home

Maradona's personal doctor Leopoldo Luque (pictured) says he is recovering well and is pressuring doctors to let him return home 

Fans have been praying for the Argentine football legend's swift recovery following surgery

Fans have been praying for the Argentine football legend's swift recovery following surgery

Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is considered one of the greatest players of all time, has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to his extravagant lifestyle.

Two of Maradona's five children were quick to take to

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